Florida's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012

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Florida's 27th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 14, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Newly created district

Florida U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 27th Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 8, 2012
August 14, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Florida is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system.

Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 16, 2012, which was 29 days before the primary took place.[2] (Information about registering to vote)

See also: Florida elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the district had no incumbent, as it was newly formed in redistricting.

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Florida's 27th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census.[3] It is entirely within Miami-Dade county.[4]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Manny Yevancey
Republican Party Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins


August 14, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Patrick Post initially filed but no longer appears on the list of primary candidates.[5]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent No Party Affiliation

Election results

U.S. House, Florida District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen Incumbent 60.2% 138,488
     Democratic Manny Yevancey 36.9% 85,020
     Independent Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins 2.9% 6,663
Total Votes 230,171
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Race background

Blue vs. Red

Possible race ratings are:

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

     Florida's 27th District is a solidly Republican district.

In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Florida's 27th as a solidly Republican district.[7]

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Florida

Florida's 27th District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census.[3]

The 27th District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[8][9]

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Florida's 27th District became more Republican because of redistricting.[10]

  • 2012: 45D / 55R
  • 2010: 47D / 53R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Florida's 27th Congressional District has a PVI of R+6, which is the 169th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 51-49 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 58-42 percent over John Kerry (D).[11]

District history

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See also

External links

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